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Wings' potential first-round opponent

Saturday, 04.11.2009 / 2:27 PM ET / News
By John Hahn  - Senior Director of Communications
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Wings\' potential first-round opponent
DETROIT -- Following Friday’s National Hockey League action, the Red Wings’ potential first round playoff opponent is down to three teams:  Columbus, Anaheim or St. Louis.
Tonight, Columbus hosts Minnesota at 7:00 pm ET and Anaheim travels to Phoenix at 8:00 pm ET.  Depending up on the outcomes of tonight’s games, the seeds may not be decided until tomorrow when St. Louis travels to Colorado in the final game of the NHL regular season (5:00 pm ET).

6, 7, AND 8 SEED SCENARIOS
Columbus will finish 6th by earning a point tonight.
Columbus will finish 6th if they do not earn a point, and both Anaheim and St. Louis lose.
Columbus will finish 7th if they don’t earn a point and Anaheim wins while St. Louis loses.
Columbus can finish 8th if they don’t earn a point and Anaheim and St. Louis both win.
 
Anaheim will finish 6th if they win tonight and Columbus does not earn a point.
Anaheim will finish 7th if all three teams (Columbus, Anaheim and St. Louis) earn the same number of points in their final game.
Anaheim will finish 7th if Columbus earns a point and Anaheim does not earn less points in their final game than St. Louis.
Anaheim will finish 8th if they lose tonight and St. Louis earns one more point than Anaheim did in the loss.
 
St. Louis will finish 6th if Columbus does not earn a point, Anaheim does not win and St. Louis wins tomorrow.
St. Louis will finish 7th if Columbus earns a point and St. Louis earns one more point in their final game than Anaheim.
St. Louis will finish 8th if they do not earn one more point than Anaheim OR two more than Columbus.
 
In other Western Conference action tonight, Vancouver can clinch the Pacific Division and No. 3 seed with a point at Colorado (3:00 pm ET).  If Vancouver does not earn a point, Calgary could pass them with a victory vs. Edmonton (10:00 pm ET).
 

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80